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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-30-2007, 08:26 AM Thread Starter
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So, I live in rural Alaska, and the only MMA club around here is full of crackheads and criminals. As a person who works in criminal justice, and would rather not contract AIDS or other bloodborne pathogens, I choose not to train with these guys. There was a guy here who trained with Pat Miletich and crew, who was an awesome coach, but he moved out of town (he actually worked with Rich Franklin when he visited AK & fought in the AFC). I learned a lot from his training, but I'm back to solo training in boxing and jiu-jitsu. Actually I do have my girlfriend, who I practice submissions on. As fun as that can be, it's just not cutting it for me. I have weights, a heavy bag, and lots of room to run, bike, whatever for cardio. Does anyone have any suggestions for my training regimen? We have the Peninsula Fight Challenge, and the Alaska Fighting Chamionship, which I'd like to get into eventually. +Rep for anyone who helps me with this one.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-30-2007, 08:38 PM
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I know how you feel. I just moved to a new city for college, and I really don't have the cash to go to a gym/school to continue training. I just keep hitting the gym and I spend a lot of time doing things like shadow boxing, all the one man conditioning drills, forms, and bag work. (My make shift laundry bag punching bag.)

Lucky for me I am not training for competition, but just working on fine tuning my punches, kicks and blocks etc. and making my style really mine.

Just post an ad on the internet for your area looking for a training partner.
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In my opinion you've got no choice if you want to compete.

You can obviously do weights and cardio on your own, but for fighting skills...

..if training with them is completely out of the question...you can advertise for fighting partners?...or just train at the mma club for couple of weeks, you will probably find some aid-free, civilized, and experienced guys you can be friends with. Buy some mattresses and sparring kit and train with them at home?
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Yeah, I guess I could try the club and see if it's as bad as it looks. It's just super expensive. I do know of one guy who knows some BJJ, and some good grapplers, so maybe I can start up sort of an informal training group. Thanks for your advice guys. +Reps!
Boomer, I've already repped you before and it wont let me do it again. Thanks a lot though.
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lol thanks, what is the purpose of the rep? we get prizes ? shop credit?
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lol thanks, what is the purpose of the rep? we get prizes ? shop credit?
Not really sure. People ask for +reps all the time, so I've been giving it out when I see good posts. No real point as far as I know.
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-27-2008, 01:47 AM
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I thought about this post recently and wanted to try and revive it a bit.

I am moving out again and soon will be alone and away from my training partners. I just want to know what kind of things you guys do for training that you can basically do alone.

I always work on my strikes. Practicing executing them properly, and trying to build up my speed of throwing them and ease of throw it without telegraphing.

Of course there is the focus ball, speed ball, and heavy bag. I have kicking targets as well and a kneeing pad.

Of course, I am a wing chun guy, so I have my wooden dummy and my fist bag.

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Yeah, since I've stopped going to an MMA gym, I just lift weights and work on my cardio as much as possible. I also shadow box alot, usually working on my footwork. I also want to fight, but I'm gonna wait until I can get back into proper MMA training with an instructor. I don't think I would do very well without it.

You have a girlfriend to practice submissions on, but I'm assuming she isn't much of a challenge to roll with, sparring that is. I would imagine sparring with her won't be nearly the same as fighting some badass that has nothing but knocking your block off on his mind.
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I thought about this post recently and wanted to try and revive it a bit.

I am moving out again and soon will be alone and away from my training partners. I just want to know what kind of things you guys do for training that you can basically do alone.

I always work on my strikes. Practicing executing them properly, and trying to build up my speed of throwing them and ease of throw it without telegraphing.

Of course there is the focus ball, speed ball, and heavy bag. I have kicking targets as well and a kneeing pad.

Of course, I am a wing chun guy, so I have my wooden dummy and my fist bag.
I do lots of shadow boxing. Lots and lots. And like I said in my last post, I often check my footwork, as it's the one thing I can look at without a mirror.

I have no pads or bags, but I think a good idea would be to maybe film yourself and check yourself to find any mistakes you're making?

I'm pretty lucky, as the owner of the gym I go to for weight training is a K-1 style thai boxing trainer, so he can help me out sometimes.
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